PA announcer at Atlantic League All-Star game directs fans to computer technology used to call balls and strikes and plate umpire Brian deBrauwere discusses his role. (July 10)
The 2019 season was a historic one for the Atlantic League. Major League Baseball announced a three-year partnership with the league that would bring experimental rules — including an automated balls-strikes system — to the independent league.
The 2020 season will be the second season that the Atlantic League will play with the rule changes.
After being a part of something historic, Atlantic League President Rick White said he is looking forward to the upcoming season.
“I am proud of everybody in our league, and the hard work they put in to make our tests successful and to make this overall experience better,” White said.
One change that gained a lot of attention was the implementation of the automated ball-strike system.
The “robot umpire” radar system…